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Hozomeen Campground - North Cascades National Park — Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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North Cascades National Park

Hozomeen Campground is located at the north end of Ross Lake and is open from late May through October. There is no camping fee, and all sites are first-come, first-served. Facilities include boat launches, pit toilets, potable water, picnic tables and fire grates. Guests must pack-out all trash. Campsites located in the Upper Loop are closed until further notice due to hazard trees.

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Hozomeen Campground - North Cascades National Park — Ross Lake National Recreation Area is located in Washington

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Directions

The only vehicle access to Hozomeen is via the Silver-Skagit Road, a 39-mile (62.4 km) gravel road leaving Highway 1 just three kilometers west of Hope, British Columbia (exit 168). The Silver Skagit road is graded at times, but washboards and potholes are common. Hozomeen has two graded cement boat ramps, which are generally accessible from mid-June through September.

Coordinates

48.9871 N
121.0711 W

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  • Tent Sites
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  • Standard (Tent/RV)
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  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2020

Great Swimming, Big Site

2020 is an off year for this site, as it is mostly an RV site, and with the COVID 19 restrictions no RV’s can pass through Canada to get there. That was awesome for us tho, because we got there in Kayaks, so we had the whole place to ourselves. The site is rather unused at the moment tho, so a bit overgrown. The mosquitos in 2020 were ferocious, but in other years they have been light. Prepare for the worst as far as insects go. Swimming, kayaking and pretty much anything on the water is beautiful in the surrounding waters. Really a beautiful site, as we even had a full moon that night. Tough to get to, but absolutely worth it. Like so much of Ross Lake, bathroom facilities were new and amazing, potable water readily available, boat dock was new, plenty of places to beach a kayak if dock was full.

Sasha W.
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2018

LOVE!

Highly recommend the North Cascades. One of my favorite places to visit. Recently my husband and I took a week long trip touring the North Cascades, camping and hiking. The hiking is incredible and the views are breathtaking. We stayed here for 1 night and it was everything we needed. Picnic table and fire ring at every site, which is always handy for sitting and eating! We had some epic s’mores filled with marshmallows and Reese’s peanut butter cups! We got up early the next morning to hike, and that definitely didn’t disappoint. Incredible is all I have to say! Best hiking I’ve ever done, hands down. Campground has bathroom on site- we brought our own TP which was smart because they ran out of toilet paper when we were there! They are sort of the portapotty ones, just FYI. SUPER smelly. Overall, liked it here and wish we could have stayed longer.

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Sarah C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

Nice spot in the fall

I spent several weeks in the North Cascades mostly backcountry camping in over a dozen locations, however, I spent my final night (of 40) at this campground on Ross Lake. It was October and the campground was essentially empty of guests other than our small group.

Our site was beautiful and bathed in the light of an incredibly bright full moon. The site was large enough for several large tarps and a Black Diamond Beta-Mid. There were picnic tables, fire rings with grills and bear boxes at each site in the campground. The ground was mostly covered in a carpet of earth tone leaves as fall was settling in.

There are several hiking options within this area and they are marked with signs and reflect mileage in both miles and kilometers (you are practically in Canada after all). You can cross the Canadian boarder here and there is a small boarder shack, though no one was on duty during my visit.

The amenities are bare in the fall months, but it was still an awesome spot to stay.

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Sarah C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

Amazing location, you're almost in Canada

I spent a few nights here in October and it was absolutely stunning! Ross Lake is beautiful, clean and crisp. We happened to be here during a full moon and the amount of light throughout the night was absolutely incredible. The sites are spacious and several are along the lakeshore. As for spacing, they seem adequate but there weren't many other visitors when we were there.

We hiked along the PCT to get here (with a side jaunt up Desolation Peak). We camped at several backcountry sites along the way (we started at the East Bank Trailhead) so this was a welcome home to wrap up our journey. We were fortunate to take a boat ride back to the other end of the lake to end our trip.

The Canadian boarder can also be accessed on foot from this park. The trail signs are measured in kilometers as well as miles, always fun to do the math.

There is running water here but I'm not sure about electric hookups (we didn't have any at our site). Sites do have campfire rings and durable bear boxes. We did experience a large rodent presence so be sure to keep your food and any salty (from food or sweat) secured otherwise they will find their way into it.

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